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October 29, 2013

Lady Cougars win 2nd consecutive state crown

Somerset Christian comes back to down Heritage Academy,  3-1

Somerset — Ever since Somerset Christian was swept by Heritage Christian on September 7th, Guy Crubaugh and the Lady Cougars have waited and waited for another match-up with the Lady Warriors.

After victories over Lawrenceburg Christian and North Hardin Christian in the first two rounds of the KCAA Volleyball State Tournament, the Lady Cougars found themselves up against Heritage Christian in the championship game on Saturday evening at the Charlie Correll Memorial Gymnasium.

Somerset Christian got the victory when it mattered most, as they came away with a 3-1 state championship victory (16-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18) over the Lady Warriors. With the come from behind victory, the Lady Cougars earned their second straight state title in a row.

Things didn’t start out well for the Lady Cougars, as Heritage Christian rolled to a 25-16 victory in the opening set. The Lady Warriors, who took the first set by a nine-point margin, grabbed an early one-set lead over home standing Somerset Christian.

The Lady Cougars would respond to the first game loss with a 25-21 win in set number two. Heritage Christian led for much of the game, but a 5-0 run would allow Somerset Christian to grab a 21-17 advantage. A kill from Audrey Moore would give the Lady Cougars their 25th point, sealing the win to tie the match up at 1-1.

In set number three, Somerset Christian would take the lead at 2-1 and never relinquish it back to the Lady Warriors. The Lady Cougars won the third set by a final tally of 25-17. With the eight-point win in set three, Somerset went ahead two matches to one.

Paced by a 7-0 run midway through the game, the Lady Cougars would win game four by a score of 25-18. With the seven-point win in the fourth set, Somerset Christian clinched the state championship for the second time in as many years.

Crubaugh was really proud of the way his team responded after losing the opening set to their arch-rival, Heritage Christian.

“It was great to see the team respond the way they did after falling to Heritage in the first set,” told Crubaugh. “A lot of teams tend to let down after dropping that first set, but we didn’t do that, and I think that shows the character of this team. We had a lot of players step up today and make a difference for us.”

The Lady Cougars racked up several postseason awards. Audrey Moore and Summer Phelps were both named to the All-State team, while April Wood and Gabby Moore made the All-Tournament. Brooklyn Ricks was chosen as the MVP of the entire tournament.

Crubaugh, who also serves as the school’s athletic director, wanted to congratulate two teams – volleyball and soccer – on coming away with state championships on Saturday.

“It’s been a great day for Somerset Christian, as our soccer and volleyball teams both won state championships,” praised the SCS volleyball coach. “It was the third year in a row that our soccer team won and the second year in a row that our volleyball won.”

The Lady Cougars, who moved to 27-1 on the year with the victory, will travel to nationals next week. The Somerset Christian coach is hoping to have a good run on the national tour.

“Our next game will be nationals,” told Crubaugh. “No team at our school has ever won a national championship. The basketball made it to the semifinals, but that is the closest any Somerset Christian team has gotten towards a national title. Hopefully, we’ll change that next week.”



Final tournament stats:

Abby Sams – 1 ace, 1 kill

April Wood – 4 aces, 9 kills

Audrey Moore – 15 aces, 13 kills

Brooklyn Ricks – 6 aces, 16 kills

Gabby Moore – 4 aces, 13 kills, 11 blocks

Lexie Turpin – 7 aces, 2 kills, 61 assists

Summer Phelps – 10 aces, 9 kills, 2 blocks

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